Sporting Directors Report
Wakefield Park management has recently announced it will close the gates to the racetrack on September 1 claiming that it is no longer a viable business after the Land & Environment Court ruling allowing it to only operate 4 days per month.
It appears that unless the State government intervenes the track will probably stay closed & yet another Motorsport facility will disappear & become just a memory.
You can read a fairly detailed article on the net by Auto Action.
As a result of the closure “HSRCA” has cancelled its “Spring Festival” programmed for the weekend of September 10 & 11 at “Wakefield Park”, so that’s two Motorsport events that historic Motorsport has lost in the last two months.
The good news for us is that “GEAR” has decided to run a “GEAR day at Sydney Motorsport Park” on Monday October 24 using the Druitt ( north circuit) which is 2.8 km long.
Steve Jones, Austin Blanch & I have already entered in the “GEAR” event at “SMP”. This event should be worth having a look at as there will be some interesting cars competing. Anyone interested in go-ing down & having a look can contact me for further details.
Both “GEAR” & “HSRCA” are looking at maybe running events at “Winton Raceway” in Victoria. Having competed there last year I would be keen to go back & have another run even though it is a 8 hour drive to get there.
If you like watching historic cars race get on the net & have a look at the re-cent 2022 “Winton Festival of Speed”. Lots of MG’s were there running in different categories and I believe they are worth having a look at.
- Saturday 10 Sunday 11 September “HSRCA Spring Festival” Now at Sydney Motorsport Park
- Sunday 11 September “MGCC Newcastle” Hillclimb Ringwood Park
- Monday 24 October “GEAR” Sydney Motorsport Park
- Saturday 3 , Sunday 4 December “HSRCA Summer Festival” Sydney Motorsport Park
- Wednesday 7 December “GEAR” Pheasant Wood or Wakefield Park (if available)
Remember drive them don’t hide them, enjoy your MG.